Category: Hospital

New Penn State Health acute care hospital one step closer to opening

HERSHEY, Pa. — Construction crews building Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center, the future 300,000-square-foot, three-story acute care hospital in Cumberland County, reached a milestone this week: they completed the walls and enclosed the outside of the building. The project is on track for completion in the summer of 2021.

Hampden Medical Center, located in the Wentworth Corporate Center at the intersection of Good Hope and Wertzville roads, will give residents of Cumberland and Perry counties, as well as the broader Harrisburg area, enhanced access to Penn State Health’s acute care services without having to make the drive to

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2020: Mourning During COVID-19 | Muhlenberg College

Mourning During COVID-19

While the pandemic has drastically altered the support structures available to families with sick or recently deceased loved ones, grief facilitator Deacon Frank Elchert ’01 has continued his important work.


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Jeremy Fuchs ’14



 Thursday, May 21, 2020 01:44 PM


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Deacon Frank Elchert ’01

The world has seen a constant drumbeat of death and illness as it grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. As we attempt to adjust to a new way of living by distance, some have had to adapt to experiencing a death by distance. Unable to congregate

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CMN at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital announces record fundraising totals

Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital raised a record-breaking $6.2 million in 2020. The team announced the total on April 21 as part of Children’s Hospitals Week, a fundraising and awareness event celebrated by 170 CMN Hospitals in the U.S. and Canada.

In recognition of this fundraising success, the CMN Hershey program earned three top 2020 awards out of the 53 hospitals that make up the medium-sized CMN hospitals market: highest fundraising ($6.2 million), highest per capita for CMN Hershey’s 10-county region ($3.21) and highest percent increase (29%) from 2019. Current and former Penn State Health

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COVID-19 hospital deaths stayed consistent for most of 2020, study finds

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A new study conducted by researchers from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation explored the hospital mortality risk associated with COVID-19 over the last year. 

According to their findings, the biggest drops in the number of in-hospital COVID-19 deaths occurred between March 2020, and May 2020. However, after that point, as the year progressed, there were no other significant drops in the COVID-19 mortality rates for the rest of the year; between June and November, there was little fluctuation in the rate of in-hospital COVID deaths

“Our findings suggest that the decline

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Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine name Dr. Catherine M. Gordon new Pediatrician-in-Chief and Chair of Pediatrics

Gordon will be one of only three female In-Chiefs at U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll hospitals

HOUSTON – (April 6, 2021) – Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine are proud to announce Dr. Catherine M. Gordon as the new Pediatrician-in-Chief at Texas Children’s and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor. Gordon will join both institutions on Oct. 1.

“I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Gordon, a gifted physician/scientist and renowned leader, to Texas Children’s,” said Mark A. Wallace, President and CEO of Texas Children’s. “Her extensive experience and continued passion for treating patients will

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